Ndudi Elumelu in big trouble over threat to life, child molestation allegations
With just days to his return to the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, the flamboyant member elect for Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, is on the brink of having his dream scuttled as the Police has begun investigation into allegations of indecent assault on minors, threat to life and conspiracy leveled against him.
The allegations were made by an Asaba-based businessman, Mr. Anthony Nnabuife Elue, who accused Elumelu of orchestrating the collapse of marriage and taking away his wife.
The Police who acknowledged receiving the petition has already begun investigations with apprehension enveloping Elumelu’s camp and his political associates.
Elue who was divorced in 2013 by his wife of 10 years with whom he had two daughters alleged that the collapse of his marriage was due to the “inappropriate relationship” Elumelu was having with his wife.
The petition was copied to the governor of Delta State, the Clerk of the National Assembly and the director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
In the May 13, 2019 petition to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Elue stated that in 2010 and 2011, he “noticed some unusual closeness between his lawfully married wife” and Elumelu.
According to the law firm representing him, “when Elue tried to talk to Elumelu who is his brother from the same Ezechima clan over his unwarranted closeness with his wife which is an abomination in their community, Elumelu started threatening his life, boasting that he will influence his wife to divorce him,” the petition which was also copied to the governor of Delta State, state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a former deputy governor of the state as well as the member representing the constituency in the House of Representatives.
The petition alleged that true to his threat, Elue’s wife divorced him. “In 2013 when he returned from his London business journey that he embarked on in 2012 and discovered to his shock and chagrin that his lovely wife who was living happily with him before he left the country for London in 2012 in pursuit of greener pastures for his family well being had gone to court to divorce him,” the law firm stated in the petition signed by M. N. Ugwuiyi.
On seeing the situation on returning from London, Elue “made efforts to access his lovely children in accordance with the divorce order of the court which unequivocally gave him the right to have access to his children whenever he wishes.”
It alleged that Elumelu, “in connivance with his ex-wife, Winifred Nwakuso Onwuka, refused him access to his children which necessitated him filing a contempt proceeding to enforce the right of access to his children before an Abuja high court wherein Justice O. O. Goodluck made an order which made it possible for his two daughters to spend a weekend with him sometime in the year 2017.”
Explaining the basis for the allegation of indecent assault on females against Elumelu, the petitioner stated that during a weekend in his home in 2017, his two daughters confided that “Hon. Ndudi Elumelu usually put blue-films and be dancing naked in their presence.”
The law firm alleged that “on many occasions, he (Elumelu) will be chasing them around inside the room while he is naked.” According to the petition, the children “reported this indecent assault on them severally to their mother who will always treat the matter with glove hands and our client is now troubled over the state of his daughters’ lives and whereabouts since then till date is unknown to him
The firm urged the Police to: • Arrest Elumelu before his children will be defiled at their tender ages, and • Initiate criminal prosecution of the lawmaker-elect.
Elumelu was elected to represent Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives during the last general elections on the platform of the PDP.
He was earlier in the House between 2011 and 2015. As chairman of the House Committee that had oversight functions over the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), he was in the eye of the storm over the controversy surrounding the failure of the project and was investigated by security agencies.